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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 16, 2013 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Examples of the Dead's Group Improv Skills

Great call; interesting in that most folks hereabouts wouldn't have picked it, I am guessing, since it is not a "traditional" jam tune (ie, DS, Eleven, whatever)...but, the truth is, on this one esp (and others of course, excepting those MEATY-OAK-ER versions in late April of 71), they defn extend it, and do more with it than ANY other version, and during shows on either side of this date, they do much shorter versions (who knows what prompted this...the 64 $ question I suppose) that never "get anywhere" jam wise.

As I have said many times, I've picked THIS one to play for any number of folks and said "wait til you hear THIS!" for whatever aspect I am selling that day on the DEAD.